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The Resource All True Not a Lie in It

All True Not a Lie in It

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All True Not a Lie in It
Title
All True Not a Lie in It
Statement of responsibility
Alix Hawley
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of pioneer Daniel Boone's life, told in his voice—a tall tale like no other, startling, funny, poignant, romantic and brawling—set during the American Revolutionary WarHere is Daniel Boone as you've never seen him: debut novelist Alix Hawley presents Boone's life, from his childhood in a Quaker colony, through two stints captured by Indians as he attempted to settle Kentucky, the death of a son at the hands of the same Indians and the rescue of a daughter. The prose rivals Hilary Mantel's and Peter Carey's, conveying that sense of being inside the head of a storied historical figure about which much nonsense is spoken while also feeling completely contemporary.Boone was a fabulous hunter and explorer, and a "white Indian," perhaps happiest when he found a place as the captive, adopted son of a chief who was trying to prevent the white settlement of Kentucky. Hawley takes us intimately into the life-and-death survival of people pushing away from security and into Indian lands, despite sense and treaties, just before and into the War of Independence. The love story between Boone and his wife, Rebecca, is rich and tangled, but mostly it's Boone who fascinates, pushing into places where he imagines he can create a new "clean" world, only to find death and trouble and complication. He is a fabulous character, unrivaled in North American literature, and a prime candidate for the tall tale. The storytelling is taut and expert, the descriptions rich and powerful, the prose full of feeling, but Boone is what drives this outstanding debut
Summary
Tells about Daniel Boone from his childhood in a quaker colony through two stints captured by Indians as he attempted to settle Kentucky at the time of the American Revolutionary War.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award, 2014.
  • BC Book Prizes, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 2016
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10435618
Cataloging source
NOV
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
All True Not a Lie in It
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f69b109-b1fb-4d64-8900-8e25e01440e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062470102
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
All True Not a Lie in It
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f69b109-b1fb-4d64-8900-8e25e01440e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062470102
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Effie and Wilton Hebert Public LibraryBorrow it
      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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